Happy Spring! I'm on Spring Break so I wanted to take a little time each day to share a Chrome extension that I absolutely adore and find useful on my TYCD: Resources blog. Each extension is directly linked below ... the TYCD: Resources blog is linked above.
7 Extensions You Can Do: (click on the name of the extension to read more)
- Sunday ↬ Screencastify
- Monday ↬ Share to Classroom
- Tuesday ↬ bitly URL Shortener
- Wednesday ↬ Cite This For Me
- Thursday ↬ It's a 3-fer throwback! Select & Speak, ColorPick Eyedropper, & Toby
- Friday ↬ CraftyText
- Saturday ↬ ScreenShade by EdTechTeam
What is a Chrome extension?
Here's a little background - Chrome extensions are the little icons to the right of the URL's. From the Chrome developers website:
In other words, you can add extensions to your account and they allow you to do some pretty cool things when you are on the web.
Why use Chrome extensions?
Some allow quick saving, some allow accessibility tools (like reading text), some even check for sales/coupons! There are even extensions that help you manage all of your extensions. It's really limitless.
Extensions are one of the main reasons I keep my personal and my work Chrome accounts separate. There are ones that are generic and can be used in both places, but some are just for school and some are just for home. If you've not separated your personal and school Chrome accounts, I highly suggest you do.
This week, I will share an extension I use, why I use it, and how I use it. I hope you are encouraged to try many of them out.
As always, if you have a question or comment? Feel free to comment below, reach out to me on Twitter @kiefersj, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.